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Activity Description

Pain management is a major challenge for clinicians, who must ensure appropriate and effective pain control for their patients, while remaining cognizant of the various negative effects of opioid dependence and addiction. Postoperative pain control after pectus excavatum repair surgery is an Achilles' heel of the procedure, with the historical mainstays of narcotic based, multimodal therapy offering suboptimal results. 

This activity evaluates the promising strategy of employing intra-operative cryoanalgesia following pectus excavatum repair for improved pain control outcomes. The leading experts share their clinical experiences, assess optimal surgical techniques, and review key strategies to ensure successful procedural implementation of cryoanalgesia therapy in daily practice.

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Cryoanalgesia as an Adjunct in Pain Control after the Nuss Procedure
Gary Raff, MD


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Cryoablation for Pectus Surgery: Intrapleural Approach
Samir Gadepalli, MD, MBA, MSc


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Panel Discussion
Gary Raff, MD and Samir Gadepalli, MD, MBA, MSc


Cardiac Rhythm Management

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This activity is supported by an educational grant from AtriCure


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Samir Gadepalli, MD, MBA, MSc
Assistant Professor, Pediatric Surgery
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI

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Gary Raff, MD
UC Davis School of Medicine
Professor of Clinical Surgery
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Section of Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery
Sacramento, CA


On-Demand Education

Arrhythmia Treatment and Left Atrial Appendage Management

The educational on-demand webinars feature leading experts in the field who review significant outcomes data and practice guidelines, optimal clinical decision-making strategies and therapeutic approaches for managing AF patients, including the role of Concomitant Surgical Ablation, Hybrid AF Therapy, and Left Atrial Appendage Management to improve outcomes.

The on-demand webinars are designated for AMA PRA CATEGORY 1 Credits™ for Physicians and Contact Hours for Nurses

Cryo Nerve Block for Pain Management

The educational on-demand webinars provide practical knowledge on fundamental principles of post-operative pain management and examine optimal strategies for reducing pain in patients who undergo certain invasive cardiac or thoracic surgical procedures, including the emerging role of Cryo Nerve Block (CryoNB).

The on-demand webinars are designated for AMA PRA CATEGORY 1 Credits™ for Physicians and Contact Hours for Nurses  

Women’s Cardiac Health Awareness Series

The Women's Cardiac Health Awareness Series, led by the Program Directors, Dr. Roxana Mehran, Dr. Andrea Russo, and Dr. HelenMari Merritt, is dedicated to providing educational programming focused on evidence-based strategies to improve the quality of cardiac treatment in women, through an interactive virtual forum, comprised of Live Accredited Session Broadcasts which are complimented with On-Demand Archives. The Mission of the Women's Cardiac Health Awareness Series is to serve as a leading resource that delivers high quality education, increases awareness, and advocates for the advancement of strategies and approaches amongst the global multidisciplinary cardiac care team of healthcare professions who are dedicated to the management of cardia care in women.